Petrovic

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We are more than happy to announce AVAST 2014 R3 SP1 Beta (build number 9.0.2017).
It's only two weeks sice the last program update and we are introducing you another public
build, which we hope will result in your hapiness. Final release date should in approx. 1 week.

We're introducing several important pieces in this release:

* Stream Filtering -- fixed stability and compatibility issues, it's running smooth and fast now, so no more browsing problems :)

* Firewall -- the firewall should be more stable and with better compatibility with other network applications. we spent a lot time analyzing various dumps you provided to us to increase
your confidence level.

* Android protection - we can protect (if you wish) your Android phones and tablets with avast! Free Mobile Security (through your active Google Account) automatically (during the installation
or update). NOTE: We will launch this functinality tomorrow, please be patient

* A lot of fixed issues your reported to us, thanks for your feedback (as usual :)

Download locations
http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_free_antivirus_setup.exe
http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_pro_antivirus_setup.exe
http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_internet_security_setup.exe
http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avast_premier_antivirus_setup.exe

avast! cleaner:
http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avastclear.exe

Known issues
* ARA is sometimes not working properly

It should be possible to install this version on top of your existing avast! installation (all settings should be preserved).

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=148633.0
 

simmy

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One thing that I noticed in this release is that when I run the Browser Cleanup tool, it prompts me to reset my homepage to an Avast-customised Yahoo homepage or Bing :/. I did't ask it to reset my homepage, I just removed an addon. I don't like this at all.
 

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Spawn

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Are you serious? I'll be removing Browser Cleanup on existing PCs running Avast, before this update is released. To be honest, it's never been useful on the computers we have anyway.
 
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What Huracan stated is true, I agree with that, @simmy IF for some reason you got infected by browser hijack (lot of toolbars/addons that cannot be uninstalled through normal process) you might want to consider using adware cleaner from bleeping computer, I prefer using that tools rather than avast browser cleaner, still..avast is a good product, their free version even quite good, love to hear that they improved their product :)
 
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Esmerodo

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One thing that I noticed in this release is that when I run the Browser Cleanup tool, it prompts me to reset my homepage to an Avast-customised Yahoo homepage or Bing :/. I did't ask it to reset my homepage, I just removed an addon. I don't like this at all.
Avast Browser Cleanup insisted I remove Lavasoft search plugin though I couldn't detect it was doing any harm. As soon as I did so, it asked me to change my search engine to Yahoo or Bing. No choice, no explanation whatsoever. I finally hit cancel and guess what? Lavasoft had not been removed at all! What a SCAM! Seriously thinking of removing Avast altogether.
 
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